Conference Roles

  • Conference Co-Chair: The 16th International Congress on Polymers in Concrete, Washington, D.C. (2018).

  • Advisory Committee: The 6th International Conference on Protective Structures, Auburn, AL (2020).

  • Scientific Committee: The 7th International Conference of Euro-Asia Civil Engineering Forum, Stuttgart, Germany (2019).

  • Scientific Committee: The 5th International Conference on Protective Structures, Poznan, Poland (2018).

  • Technical Committee: The 9th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Resilient Structures and Sustainable Construction, Valencia, Spain (2017).

  • Student Activities Subcommittee: The Fall American Concrete Institute Convention, Washington, D.C. (2014).

  • Session Chair: Dynamic Impact and Earthquake Engineering, The 5th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Las Vegas, NV (2009).

Professional Committee Membership

  • ASCE/SEI - Technical Committee on Dynamic Effects: Sub-committee on Retrofit of Structures under Dynamic Loads (2016-current).

  • ACI 370 - Technical Committee on Blast and Impact Load Effects, Voting member (2010-2016) and Associate member (2007-2010).

  • TRB AFF 40 - Technical Committee on Field Testing and Non-destructive Evaluation of Transportation Structures (2010-2016).

Accreditation/Program Review

  • External to GMU: Certified Program Evaluator for ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).

  • GMU: Co-Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Science Academic Program Peer Review Committee (2019).

  • GMU: Co-Chair of the School of Integrative Studies Academic Program Peer Review Committee (2018).

  • GMU: Chair of the Sociology and Anthropology Academic Program Peer Review Committee (2017).

Examples from University Level Service

  • GMU Presidential Search Committee (current).

  • Faculty Senator (2016-2019).

  • Chair: Faculty Matters Senate Standing Committee (2018-2019); Co-chair (2017-2018).

  • University Standing Committee on Faculty Handbook Revision (2018-current).

  • Term Faculty Task Force (2017-2019).

Examples from School Level Service

  • 2nd Level Promotion and Tenure Committee (2014-2019).

  • Chair: Search Committee for the Volgenau School of Engineering Director of Graduate Student Academic Affairs (2014-2015).

  • Graduate Studies Committee (2012-2014).

Examples from Department Level Service

  • Chair: Faculty Search Committee for Two Tenure-track Positions (2017) and a Non-tenure Track Position (2018).

  • Founding Faculty Advisor of the GMU Chapter of Chi Epsilon (2010-2016).

  • Graduate Program Director (2012-2014).

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